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Courtney Mlinar: Faculty / Expert Librarian Profile

Librarian Profile page for Courtney Mlinar

Head Librarian / Associate Professor

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Courtney Mlinar
Head Librarian / Associate Professor
Elgin Campus Library
Copyright Officer
Austin Community College
1501 W HWY 290
Elgin, TX 78621

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Hours may vary.

ACC Library Services Responsibilities

ACC Elgin Campus Library

Head Librarian and Associate Professor:

  • Manage Library staff, services, and daily operations/activities at the ACC Elgin Campus Library
  • Reference and Instruction Services to ACC students, faculty and staff
  • ACC LS LibGuides CMS and LibCal Administrator and Facilitator
  • ACC Library Leadership Team
  • ACC LS Information Literacy Council
  • ACC LS Co-Facilitator, Instructive Reference
  • ACC LS Hourly Instruction Librarians Program Lead
  • ACC Copyright Officer
  • ACC TLED Teaching and Learning Academy Design Team


  • Master of Library Science, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
  • Master of Music, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Bachelor of Music Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Professional service:

American Library Association: ACRL (Association of College Research Libraries) Instruction Section:

-ACRL/IS Academic Librarian Standards and Guidelines Review Task Force 2018-2021

-ACRL/IS Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators Revision Implementation Task force 2014-2017

-ACRL/IS Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators Review Task force 2013-2014

-Web Site Design Implementation Task force, Feb. 2008- 2010

American Library Association: Health Sciences Interest Group:

- Program Committee,  2011-2012, 2013-2014

Medical Library Association

-2013 Program Chair for 2013 Boston MLA Meeting, Pharmacy and Drug Information Section, 2011-2013

Southern Chapter-Medical Library Association

 -Chair, Bylaws Committee, 2013-2014

Florida Health Sciences Library Association

-Strategic Planning Committee 2010-2013, 2013-2014

Miami Health Sciences Library Consortium 

-Webmaster, 2009-2013 (included web site redesign, 2010

Missouri Library Association

-Past-Chair, M-ACRL Division, 2010

-Chair, M-ACRL Division, 2009 

-Vice-Chair, M-ACRL Division, 2008 

-Blogger: MLA Annual Conference 2007

-MLA Technology Committee

MOBIUS consortium

-SWAN Circulation Committee, 2007-2009

Texas Library Association

-Co-Section Editor (T-CH: Business and Economics) for Texas Reference Sources Online (TRSOnline), 2007- present

Texas Music Library Association



  • Web design and educational technology
  • Active learning pedagogical techniques
  • Universal design for learning
  • Meta-literacy 
  • Embedded librarianship
  • Health sciences librarianship and research
  • Copyright and fair use 

Recent works:



Libraries Transform: The Expert in the School Library - I am not the author for this guide: I provide technical support for this guide's authors only. The talented authors for this Guide are Dorcas Hand, Sara Kelly Johns, Susan Ballard. This guide has been transferred to ALA LibGuides, Fall 2018.

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